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Go Green With Website Designing And Make A Positive Impact On The Environment

You will be surprised to know the effect of the simple act of browsing the internet has on the environment. If you want to reduce this effect, then you can take few simple steps that can have a positive mark on the environment. Climatic changes that often cause havoc to the balance of the ecology is often considered to be manmade and even the researchers also affirm the same. It is also a duty on the part of human beings to take steps and create a positive effect on the environment. There are few simple endeavors that you need to undertake to reverse the harmful effect on the environment.

Opt for green servers

To reduce the harmful effect that websites have on the environment, you need to take few simple steps. You can initiate the process with the choice of an eco-friendly hosting service for your website. Data centers and servers are known to consume a high amount of energy and emit carbon dioxide. For developing any website, the first step is to register for the hosting services. To prevent the emission of the greenhouse gases, you can resort to the environment friendly or green servers that use renewable power generated through solar energy and wind energy. You also do not have to incur high expenses for availing these services as they are affordable.

Positive effect on environment

Various steps are taken by people from different walks of life to make a positive contribution to the environment. Apart from the choice of server, there are also other ways through you can reduce the carbon footprint on the environment. A host of reasons contributes for the designers to opt for greener ways while designing a website. These include the economic, social and emotional. You can get your site certified of its green status from the authorized bodies.

Offset the use of energy

The very next step is to offset the use of energy completely. This will help in negating the impact of the site on the ecology. There are agencies who can help you in this regard. They will remove the harmful gases and insert renewable energy to the atmosphere. It is believed that this procedure helps in generating traffic to the site and also boosts the energy efficiency of the site. An effective way of making the website green and also increase the traffic is through providing discount or other incentives to the readers, followers or the viewers who subscribe the services from your website. These small steps will aid the website to have a positive effect on the nature, as well as get more traffic to your site.

Simplify your site

Simplification of the site or the design of the website can also help in removing the carbon footprint. Websites with complex designs take larger time to transfer and also energy consumption is high. If you want to reduce the energy usage of your site, you can use fewer images, videos, use few widgets and refrain from Flash. Even if you are using images, make sure that are of low resolution. These all contribute to decrease loading time of the site and lessen the amount of energy consumption.

Increase the speed of the site

Simplified sites have manifold effects as it has proved to be energy efficient and also provide better user experience to the readers. Owing to this many of the noted blogs have also adopted to the simplistic approach. Speed of the site is also important and while designing a website, this needs to be considered. Sites with low speed are known to consume more energy than the faster ones. Low speed also affects the SEO activities of the site. So make sure that the speed of the site is high. Colors that are used in the sites are also responsible to determine the energy efficiency of the site.
Author Bio: Serena Anderson is a web designer and in her new blog she writes about steps that the designers need to take to make the sites energy efficient. Few of these steps are mentioned in bigdropinc.net/.

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